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EE119, Spring 2008
Introduction to Optical Engineering

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00-11:00 am, 285 Cory Hall

Discussion Session:
Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 pm, 105 Dwinelle Hall

Physics 7C.

1) Optics, 4th edition, by Eugene Hecht, (Addison Wesley Longman, 2002) or comparable optics text ( If you intend to use a different reference please see the instructor or G.S.I.)

2) A text covering contemporary optics and opto-electronic applications and principles. There are several ranging from introductory to advanced. A good introductory one is:

a) Optics, An introduction for technicians and technologists, by J. Warren Blaker and Peter Schafer, Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-227794-8 (freshman or early sophomore level)

An advanced selection (senior level):
b)Optical Electronics in Modern Communications, Amnon Yariv, Oxford Press, ISBN 0-19-510626-1 This has far more than we could cover in one semester

Course Details:
Fundamental principles of optical systems. Geometrical optics and aberration theory. Stops and apertures, prisms, and mirrors. Diffraction and interference. Optical materials and coatings. Radiometry and photometry. Basic optical devices and the human eye. The design of optical systems. Lasers, fiber optics, and holography.

Class Syllabus
Academic Dishonesty Policy

Professor T.K Gustafson
459 Cory Hall
Phone: (510) 642-3139
Office Hours:
459 Cory Hall
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Teaching Assistants:
Chris Anderson

Course Administrative Assistant:
Rosemary Alonso
(510) 642-2386


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  • Lab and Class Participation 15%

  • Homework 15%

  • Midterm 20%

  • Final 50%

  • Midterm Solutions

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 Last updated 04/25/08